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Alerts

The NACAC National College Fair is Coming to Seattle!

The NACAC National College Fair is Coming to Seattle!

on September 29, 2016 in Alerts, Events & Workshops

The NACAC National College Fair is coming to the Washington State Convention Center on October 21st and 22nd. Connect with admissions representatives from colleges and universities around the world and use this search tool to find the colleges on your list. Let your colleges know you were there and connect with them after the fair by using […]

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Standardized Tests

New SAT Score Converter Just Posted

New SAT Score Converter Just Posted

on May 9, 2016 in Standardized Tests, Test Deadlines

As scores from the March 2016 SAT start coming in, the College Board just announced an online converter that will allow students to compare scores from the old SAT (pre-March 2016) to the new SAT. Included on page 15 of this document is a conversion table for the ACT and the new SAT.

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Events

Seattle Visual & Performing Arts College Fair October 25th

Seattle Visual & Performing Arts College Fair October 25th

on September 29, 2016 in Admissions Process, Events & Workshops

Are you interested in learning more about colleges where you can explore your love of the arts? The NACAC Visual & Performing Arts College Fair will take place on October 25th at Seattle Center. Students can pre-register here and let the colleges know you were there, as well as making it easier to connect with them […]

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Applications

Tips for Starting the College Essay Process

Tips for Starting the College Essay Process

on September 29, 2016 in Application Process

I hear it over and over, the college essay process is stressful! There are so many great things that students have to say, think out of the box and stop focusing on what you think colleges want to hear. Your stories are what they want to hear, things only you can say! Here is one […]

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Heading to college

Free Online Course Helps Students and Parents Prepare for College

Free Online Course Helps Students and Parents Prepare for College

on November 30, 2015 in Heading to College

Created by a University of Washington professor, and offered free online through Coursera, this short course helps students and parents prepare successfully for the transition to college. Included are strategies for success and things to think about early in your college career. You can read more here.

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Paying for college

Changes to Financial Aid Filing Dates

Changes to Financial Aid Filing Dates

on September 29, 2016 in Paying for College

Read more about the changes to the financial aid process in this helpful guide. Families may now file the FAFSA on October 1st, rather than January 1st. Another big change is that applicants will use prior-prior year (PPY) tax information when reporting personal and family income.

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Admissions

Sign Up for Up Next to Get College Reminders

Sign Up for Up Next to Get College Reminders

on September 29, 2016 in Admissions Process

UpNext is a mobile messaging campaign that will provide millions of students and families across the country with personalized reminders, encouragement, and connections to assistance with education and civic engagement. You can sign up here for personalized information and encouragement to complete important college and financial aid milestones and tasks.

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Career Tips

New WayUp App Helps Students Find Jobs and Internships

New WayUp App Helps Students Find Jobs and Internships

on April 29, 2016 in Career Advice, Internships & Activities

I am very excited about this terrific new app, WayUp, a great way for students to connect with jobs and internships!

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